Anna Püsök, BSc
Anna Püsök, BSc, is a neuroimaging research associate in the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of the South with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and psychology. She received departmental honors inneuroscience and psychology and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi, and Nu Rho Psi.
While in college, Anna was the lab manager and research assistant for the Behavioral Neuroscience Lab, where her research focused on sex differences in response to certain drugs, such as opioids, in rodent models. In addition, Anna has spent a semester and summer working as a research assistant in the Sukhodolsky lab at the Yale Child Study Center, where her research focused on the brain correlates of anxiety in an adolescent population with autism. She worked on imaging data management and analysis of seed-based functional connectivity and brain structure. While working at the Yale Child Study Center, Anna also contributed to a clinical trial of behavior therapy for irritability in adolescents with autism and to a brain imaging study of emotion regulation in children and adolescents.
In addition to research, Anna has experience working with older adults with autism in clinical settings. She volunteered at the Benhaven Residential Services and Individual and Family Support Programs, working with older adults with autism living in a group home. Her future goals include pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
- BSc, Neuroscience, University of the South
- BSc, Psychology, University of the South